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Q&A: How do I allow Non-Admins to Start/Stop/Restart my AlwaysUp Windows Services?

  I’m wanting to know what permissions a user is required to have in order to stop and start AlwaysUp services. Is there a way to grant access to specific users as I don’t want to have to give them full … Continue reading

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Q&A: How do I Avoid Errors when Stopping my Plex Windows Service?

  I’ve download the trial version of AlwaysUp and installed it on a Server 2016 standard machine. I’ve created a Windows service for Plex Media Server and all is working well except for shutting the service down (or restarting). Every time … Continue reading

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Q&A: How Do I Give my Windows Service More Time to Stop During Shutdown?

  One of our file ingestion services can take a while to finish all pending database updates and exit cleanly. Sometimes when we reboot the server, Windows doesn’t wait for the service to finish, and we end up with database corruption, … Continue reading

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Q&A: Can my Legacy Application Read Network Drives when Run as a Service?

  I am evaluating AlwaysUp. I have a legacy application which must run as a local user. I can get it to run as a service using AlwaysUp. The application works with parameters. These point to a domain folder (eg. \\MyServer\Data1\). … Continue reading

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Q&A: Can I Activate/Register AlwaysUp Without an Internet Connection?

  My company is interested in your AlwaysUp software. We would like to implement it in computers which are not connected to the Internet. These computers can’t be connected to the Internet, not even for a few minutes. Is it possible … Continue reading

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Q & A: What is the Status of my Backup and Sync Windows Service?

  I’m trialing your product for running Google Backup and Sync as a service. Is there any way to see what is the update status? All I see is the option to click the info and see how long the service … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Prevent Multiple Alpha Application Servers from Running?

  I am using AlwaysUp to control my Alpha Anywhere Application Server. I have noticed that if I go to Task Manager that I would sometimes have more than one instance of AlphaFive running under processes. Would you perhaps have any … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Make AlwaysUp Babysit my “Leaky” VB6 Program?

  Our old VB6 program leaks memory on every request and it can fail or crash multiple times a day. We need to re-write it but we don’t have budget right now so I’m looking at AlwaysUp to run it all … Continue reading

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Q & A: How do I Restart my Application/Service Regularly from AlwaysUp?

  We are currently using AlwaysUp with several executable instances. We need to have these restarted daily due to memory leaks from the application. I don’t see a scheduling restart option in AlwaysUp. I think this could be done through a … Continue reading

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